Today’s word is “tapestry”.
I see the Lord weaving an intricate tapestry, with colors so brilliantly vibrant there are no words to adequately describe them all. Within this tapestry the colors all blend together, even those that contrast and would seem unsightly in the natural. This tapestry is intricately woven, each thread carefully chosen by the Weaver of the Fabric, each thread meticulously placed. On the threads are names; I see each thread woven in with a specific path in mind for the person the thread represents and when a choice is made that does not follow the path of the thread, I can see the Weaver’s hands grafting the thread into another piece and then bringing it back to it’s original destination. When the weaver reaches the end of the thread, He then grafts brilliant pieces of gold and silver thread into it and brings it to the binding of the tapestry as a tassel, some threads ending with many gold and silver threads, some with a few, but each are attentively crafted, and there are many tassels on this tapestry. I cannot see the entire piece of work for it is not finished, but I can see His hands at work upon it, they are everywhere and yet in one place simultaneously. As He works, I can hear Him joyously singing over each thread and can hear Him whispering His plan to each one. This is a tapestry made with such love, by the Lover of our souls!
I also see a basket at His feet filled with His tears and dull threads from those who made choices forcing Him to remove them from His tapestry. I can see tears flowing and feel the heartbreak every time a thread loses it’s luster and is placed within the basket. I am not able to see the depth of this basket, only that it is not quite filled to capacity yet. The deep anguish is so palpable at the time a thread must be cut, and I can see how He prunes and prunes and breathes on the thread to keep it vibrant, and only the continuous choice to ignore His loving care dulls and kills the thread, much like lack of water and sunlight will kill a plant.
Church, what a magnificent picture of the love God has for us! What a testimony to His faithfulness and His mercy. Oh, that we would make choices that keep us brilliant in this fabric and that we would come alongside and pray for those who do not make such choices. Let us not rip at each other over doctrinal differences, I can guarantee we will be surprised at the people we will meet in heaven. We have a common goal, and we must work towards that prize.
“But, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love” (Ephesians 4:15-16 NKJV).